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you tell me that was born the one that mass destruction the souls lives lost is the thing i worked in the u.s. soldier who pulled the star spangled banner over the iconic statue of saddam hussein speaks to our decade after the fall of baghdad. meanwhile ordinary iraqis a struggle to cope with sectarian violence of political instability economic woes and the obscene mouth of the weapons unleashed by the e.u. with the military. goals the president controls. and essential. controls the future. and the publishers a one point seven million u.s. diplomatic record of of the kissinger era revealing washington's pulse involvement with former dictatorships and showing its present day policies in a new line. you're
watching live all from moscow with me to bomb with their let's take a look at this hour as the international news that leaves suicide bombings and political uncertainty are now the realities of everyday life for millions of iraqis but it's something feels i mean imagine when they were cheering the symbolic toppling of saddam hussein's statue in baghdad a decade ago archie's marine aboard my own caught up with the u.s. soldier who played a key pawn in the historic moment he says the reasons for invading iraq a don't justify the lives lost. exactly ten years ago a u.s. marine from new york city made international headlines for his actions in baghdad edward chen tied a large noose around a massive statue of saddam hussein wrapped the face of that statue of an american flag before that monument was eventually toppled right now i am joined by mr chen
for a one on one conversation on thank you for speaking with parties and i know you're welcome ten years have passed since that that that moment where you essentially became a symbol for the u.s. occupation and invasion in iraq you were twenty three at the time when you climb that statue what you know about the iraq war now that you do know that all army when i know dollars does not turn years longer than we expected. to still struggling to rebuild their country to have a stable government why not statue of saddam hussein and wrap the face of the statue in an american flag looking back on your actions do you think that it was the propre thing to do us as a foreigner coming in invading a country climbing the statue of a man who was the leader of that country and wrapping the face an american flag. maybe you know iraqi civil war suit as the symbol was. you know what
you know my reasons or the reasons why we didn't know was for us we would have been in iraq for. over a month. far got to bury the old and i believe you're going to rule them all to go home to i found i was one of those who have seen our to fly for so long the reason we do just to show any kind of sense of want to push on a country is just more of a spur of the moment what you know about us foreign policy now that to know that we're no not to be told she will have is because times are hard or something. just come out of the proposal we're going to war. real control over the region of course not just going to come out and and how many people are going to sign up to risk their lives for exactly exactly where most every day we do what we're told and . we hold you know this you know this right says our maintenance we're going to
last word there you know we're going to fight over but he thinks the war was for him i personally think it was for. us to you know hunting a foothold here to receive was a region you know i don't believe. you tell me that it was for it wasn't that mass destruction so long as lives lost is does not work that robs you know now today there was still no weapons to be found you don't know be worth it was through. through a country of a dictator yes but that was done was all reason there's a lot of dictators and a rule that has to be taken out to halt i would it was kind of the reason i look for the right reason is because i how can i not. reach a. conclusion is now worth just. thank you very much for your time. as original pretext of eliminating weapons of
mass destruction turned out to be false speculation goes all the as see what's really field of the west invasion u.s. army veteran would miss the conflict in all things washington was driven purely by its own interests. my job i was actually i was a public affairs specialist in the military that's their name for a journalist my role was to basically make the war sound really wonderful to those of us who were fighting it to keep morale up or so i knew that saddam didn't have weapons of mass destruction because i had been involving the news coming out of that and following the reports and i knew it wasn't you know really about liberation as soon as i saw the huge mess that we made of the infrastructure in iraq and the fact that still to this day corporations that received these jay enormous contracts to rebuild iraq's infrastructure still haven't done that and
they don't even know where the money has gone i believe. the war affectively was for oil because big oil especially american oil. has really ever really been the main picture. the city of koku has become a hotbed of instability in person dumb iraq and as our geezers a captain of reports now some locals us say they fear of the later dictator has been replaced by a great of fear of the unknown. the iraq war is supposed to be over but these pictures tell a different story chaos and confusion the aftermath of yet another deadly blast here into your kook. this oil rich city has been described as a. symbol for the country's most intractable woes escalating violence the conflict among ethnic and religious groups and the fight over iraq's resources. getting
there was our first challenge a group of kurdish soldiers had agreed to take us in both baghdad and the kurds lay claim to cure kook and are sparring over control aside from the danger those entering from the kurdish side need special permission to get past the iraqi checkpoints when have it. roadblocks and concrete barriers define the new iraq checkpoints like this one are a dominant feature of life and they are everywhere aside from the house they're also frequent target of attacks for us it was a blatant visual reminder of a country still very much at war. inside your kook we drive quickly to avoid danger we're told to look out for black b.m.w. apparently they've become a favorite for iraq's insurgents who didn't pick the best day to come to roadside bombs exploded here earlier that morning around the same time that baghdad was rocked by a series of deadly blasts but kirkuk has been a flashpoint for years now and in the city center it's clear that life doesn't stop
just because of the threats we were expecting empty streets but people continued to go about their business as normal vendors seemed busy families did their shopping beneath the surface there are scars today kirkuk continues to be an incredibly dangerous place. for the city without the help of a military escort residents here say that attacks have happened at any time in any place in fact it's not really safe to stay here for too long so let's get inside. we need car want to his family there kurds who say they're happy that saddam is gone but their fear of political repression has been replaced by fear of the unknown. you know. we don't know who the enemy is or women next bomb will go off but it's a daily fears we've got used to it i do small things to feel safer like driving with all the car windows down that way if there's a blast at least the glass won't hurt us. such precautions didn't help sixty year old from la mahmoud who says that
a decade of war has ruined iraq he happened to be in the wrong place at the wrong time when a bomb blast went off injuring his leg for him daily life has become a painful struggle for somebody. like this what benefit did the war bring democracy only explosions shootings and kidnappings people should feel free to go out and come back safely where is that i can leave but there's no guarantee i'll come back alive but you know it's not about the sectarian differences unfortunately it's book to. the oil and behind this is the hidden interests of politicians pawns in a political game playing with their livelihoods and lives for conflicts not of their own making the iraqis we met didn't hate their neighbors or care about who controls the oil just like fall they simply want the peace of mind of knowing they can go out and return to their loved ones alive. r.t.
iraq. after crippling the infrastructure of the wrong during the invasion of the us went on to spend tens of billions of dollars on reconstruction efforts but did a lot of for iraqis is a daily struggle and washington admits that it called the council a large share of the rebuilding funds meanwhile the scars are left to buy america as a tools all of this structure clear to see the list of munitions include coal plants the bombs which scatter hundreds of small deadly explosives when detonated the use of depleted uranium in american shells and white phosphorus in nepal unlike bombs are dropped on fallujah in two thousand and four were among the most controversial and octo mom says the use of such weapons left a severe loss to an effect you may find some of the following images disturbing. it's clear that though the u.s. spoke of their help provided to iraq after the invasion notably reconstruction
education and investments their so-called help resulted in the use of weapons banned by article fifty three of the geneva convention it prohibits any kind of weapon which if used where there is war can affect the areas environment climate and water resources things that occurred in one nine hundred ninety one and then in two thousand and three are true catastrophe and all types of munitions were used of including dispenser weapons boss prism munitions depleted uranium and chemical weapons all these types of weapons were used intentionally and on a mass scale in iraq this testing out of weapons had disastrous effects in terms of environmental contamination not to be compared even with hiroshima. this is by no means an exaggeration this is not my opinion you can look up human rights watch and world health organization reports on the internet radiological monitoring held on the international level to the point that radioactive contamination of southern
central any of the northern areas of iraq and despite repeated calls and all the reports published by iraqi scientists the u.s. turned a blind eye on the issue. the ahead for you this hour as sensational a history lesson from the world's top with. we delve into the nearly two million diplomatic cables of published by julian assange which put america's foreign policy the obvious plot under the spotlight. science technology innovation all the developments around russia and the future covered.
thank you for staying with us you're watching our team and then they could dorian embassy flavin nine months but still fighting to open the legitime global politics julian assange has released a one point seven million new us the diplomatic cables from the one nine hundred seventy jewish he has dubbed the most significant jew a political publication never. examined to relieve the biggest release today. cording to julian assange the us administration can't be trusted with controlling its own history so he's had to come along and do this he controls the present controls asked and he controls the past controls the future and that is because of the vital role that history plays in deciding our interpretation of what is happening in the world the period of the one nine hundred seventy s. in diplomacy is referred to as the big bang this is when the international
order came to be the most incriminating cables are likely to be the ones that reveal the relationships that the u.s. administration had with some very dictatorial regimes back in the one nine hundred seventy s. we've got franco's spain pinochet's chile the jointer ruled greece they're all known to have committed appalling crimes with the support of the american administration and perhaps the most illustrative quotation within this huge release of cables comes from henry kissinger himself now he's quoted as saying the illegal we do immediately the unconstitutional takes a little longer in a conversation with a turkish cypriot official now so many critics that's one line that will speak volumes about u.s. foreign policy and we've already seen reports actually that site wiki leaks saying that the vatican may have collaborated with the us in supporting the pinochet coup
in chile which we all know saw a very bloody regime come to power there is already a scandal in india over the release of the new cables as the late prime minister rajiv gandhi may have been a middle man for a swedish company trying to sell weapons to india there are also unconfirmed reports that cables are going to reveal that on just cia orders the swedish secret police was spying on its. left leaning citizens these reports are yet to be confirmed and there is another very big scandal where there are unconfirmed reports that unreleased cables are going to reveal that call built the current foreign minister for sweden was in fact an informer just cia from the nineteen seventies for many people the way in which they've revealed the jew ality of u.s. foreign policy will be very illustrative of the way that u.s.
foreign policy may be functioning today so on the outside we've got a lot of talk about human rights and democracy but behind closed doors and in these private cables it looks to be like a much more complicated and often darker situation the formally declassified data however used to be virtually inaccessible hidden between secrecy and complexity as julian assange has described it but then so we can lease it is now a click away the organization spokesman christian preference and told our g.'s kevin zero win that the u.s.o. should be thankful for the great job they've done. is dedicated to bringing historical records to the public attention when there is an attempt to keep them hidden although these documents have been declassified excuse stream it difficult to approach them and assess them in their current format only in the national archives so what we did was to regard it as a gather with help and publish them in
a searchable database a very robust database and merge them with the two hundred fifty thousand u.s. diplomatic cables that we publish under the cable gates and extremely important to have results in front of me chris what congress wants to make spectrum washington as you said these are not strictly speaking classified anymore but you kind of collated them all together to make them easier to get hold of is washington talk concerned about our neighbors well i haven't heard of any response from the earth already here in washington of course they should be very pleased that we are doing the job that they should be doing themselves so maybe we should apply for some funds and continue to work for the u.s. government and they should actually focus on one attention of supporting over a concert of continuing of this unprecedented. attempt to prosecute julian assigns and all the members of that we can use team right meanwhile critics have slapped a week leagues for going solved with a case in kissinger cables in that the data regulars are not much of
a leak but as i learned on the base r.t. contributor action at times explains the publication could have a major impact. these are incredibly relevant cables they weren't able to be searched and the mainstream media doesn't like what wiki leaks is doing which is dedicated as far as. anyone interested in journalism i think would say is the powerless against the powerful one doesn't have to doubt why the united states doesn't want these cables searchable because they detail very clearly a horrific time in u.s. foreign policy these are stories that reverberate even today and what we have to do is look at egypt for instance because the ramadan more than seventy three kissinger's role in trying to spark that off to try and destroy arab unity and we're living with those consequences today project k. is hardly going to cause is it a reaction like the outcry that sparked the collateral murder video showing the u.s. helicopter attacking civilians there in iraq i would actually just greatly that we
can't tell whether it'll have the same impact as the so-called collateral murder video because there will be research as out there who knows unemployed journalists out there will be able to find out stories and correlate the facts that come out in these cable releases with other facts to reveal other elements of u.s. foreign policy that history we didn't know. and on our t. dot com all right now we'll ask you to share your thoughts on weak illegal so-called kissinger files or go online and tell us whether you think the revelations will make any difference here's how it's looking so far the biggest response is from those who say that the latest batch of published cables will reveal more dirty secrets from u.s. politics now that actually have gone up by five percent this hour it was fifty five last hour twenty four percent of you think that this is proof that everyone every country has a dark secret all nine percent of you say that out of all proportion attention
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the spanish foreign visit. now at a glance at what's happening around the wall drive north korea is telling all foreign workers and tourists in the neighboring south that they should evacuated just in case a new. clear war breaks out analysts i don't believe are the communist state will actually tag about the us is a pressing ahead with its military buildup in the pacific japan has placed a battery of missile interceptors in central tokyo to guard against possible rocket test by north korea. has pulled out its workers from a joint industrial zone to run together with the sole breadwinner for thousands of other north citizens south korea has tried to defuse the situation saying that the door for dialogue is still open. they israeli prime minister
says he will welcome any initiatives a quick forward by washington to revive peace talks with the palestinians the announcement came just before benjamin netanyahu meeting with u.s. secretary of state john kerry in jerusalem israel the settlement construction in east jerusalem remains a dumb thing blossoming to see issues that have been largely frozen since the end of two thousand and eight. the funeral of british conservative icon margaret thatcher will be held on wednesday the seventeenth of april the country's first and only female prime minister who held office from one nine hundred seventy nine to one nine hundred ninety died at the age of eighty seven after suffering a stroke a much admired but also highly divisive figure her death has been america with mixed reaction in the u.k. she will be best remembered by her nickname the iron lady a term coined by us so that journalists the hard tough and uncompromising style.
in italy fascism as seems to be experiencing a resurgence decades after the end of the second to world war far right groups are once looking for a part in the country's decision making process and with the italian politics will an economic crisis continue in a growing number of people who are pledging their allegiances to the radical group archies really explains. this is the house of italy's modern day fascists and imposing building in rome it stood empty until ten years ago members of the ca's a pound movement barged through the doors put up their flag and became squatters after a decade of fruitless attempts neither the police nor the country's judicial system have managed to push the fascist movement out if anything members of cars abound say they are growing ever stronger. when fascism is mentioned and stirs memory and conjures images of a bleak past this is a scene that comes to mind is mostly me world war two but what i'm
a fascist in italy refused to have any association with macabre past. a few moments foremost fascism is a way to govern the economy and the country so we cannot be responsible for what was happening some seventy years ago i can't judge events of the past since i wasn't alive back then so i can't be judged for things that happened that far back . recent research by the open society foundation looked more closely at members of cars abound their results showed that unlike similar organizations elsewhere in europe most supporters of the movement cite the economy corruption and unemployment as the main reasons for joining the party because of on the. main idea italy sovereignty we're against pan-european tendencies we're against a dictatorial europe because for example we don't want the production of italian goods to move to other countries historians aren't surprised by such developments
yet some believe the trend isn't as worrying or as widespread as some would like to believe. as a historian i can say such movements gain popularity during a crisis but i wouldn't say because a pound is incredibly popular their percentage during the elections was not even one percent but today's low numbers aren't discouraging the movement's leaders. most italians secretly support their goals and share their ideals but they're simply too afraid to voice such views. there's been a growing interest in the last few years as a far right party we didn't get many votes during the election us but we now have a chance to make t.v. appearances so more people can find out about our ideas and what we have to offer. a far right resurgence in a country with a troubling fascist history it's now up to italy's political leaders to ask whether they are the ones pushing people towards extremist ideas not out of rebellion or
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